Quite a nice place in the middle of nowhere on an island in the Columbia River. We have stayed elsewhere along the Columbia River and it’s a major artery for trains heading east and west, on both sides of the river. Luckily this time there were no crossings so we didn’t hear one whistle during the 5 nights we camped there.
A few days into being their I happened to be looking out the side window and saw a huge tractor driving by. After a few seconds I saw that it was pulling a fairly large 5th wheel trailer. It then pulled in next to us. We occasionally see HDT’s (heavy duty trucks) but usually they are the smaller regional style Volvo’s. This was a first seeing something this big pulling a 5th wheel. I bet its challenging when you have to go to the grocery store in that thing. The tractor itself is very long and probably doesn’t fit well into a handicap space at the store..
The first couple days there was almost no wind, but there were a lot of flies. Kind of made sitting outside an annoying game of swatting the flies constantly. Then suddenly on the 3rd afternoon a constant 10 MPH wind started and stayed around that speed for the rest of the week. The day prior to leaving, it got a bit higher and most of the afternoon there were whitecaps on the river. That seemed very odd.
They do water the grass here constantly like water is free. I guess they might have a shallow well that fills from the river. All around the area it was quite arid. Golden brown hillsides with the occasional vineyard on a hillside.
It was a long way to anywhere from here. The closest town was 14 miles, and it was just 3 restaurants and a fuel station. I drove there to pick up lunch one afternoon, it just seemed like a very long drive. We are on the north side of the river (Washington side) and it was probably 40 miles east to a bridge to civilization and about 60 miles to the west. There is pretty much nothing along the river on the Washington side.